International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is hiring a Data Protection Officer for their innovative Virtual Reception & Placement (VR&P) program. This remote position will play a crucial role in developing and enforcing data protection policies for IRC’s cutting-edge resettlement initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Technical Collaboration and Compliance (30%)

  •    – Work with Signpost technology team to integrate data protection into product development
  •    – Provide technical guidance on compliance with data protection regulations
  •    – Conduct regular audits of data security practices across platforms

2. Data Protection and Policy Development (30%)

  •    – Create comprehensive data protection policies for VR&P program
  •    – Negotiate data sharing agreements with partner organizations
  •    – Conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments

3. Data Protection Compliance (20%)

  •    – Collaborate on vendor risk management and contract reviews
  •    – Manage personal data breach incidents

4. Stakeholder Engagement and Training (10%)

  •    – Train staff on data protection principles and implementation
  •    – Audit caseworker processes for client data security

5. Strategic Planning and Implementation (10%)

  •    – Contribute to Signpost’s technology roadmap
  •    – Support product management in prioritizing data protection features


  • – 3-7 years experience in data protection or cybersecurity
  • – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or related field
  • – Advanced knowledge of CRM systems like Zendesk
  • – Proficiency in Python and cloud environment security
  • – Strong collaboration and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • – Master’s degree in relevant field
  • – Data protection certifications (e.g., CIPP, CIPT)
  • – SQL proficiency
  • – Experience with multilingual data sets

This remote position offers an opportunity to make a significant impact on IRC’s innovative resettlement programs. Join IRC in their mission to support refugees and displaced persons worldwide.

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